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Fee hike at Allahabad varsity: Four college students ‘attempt self-immolation’

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Fee hike at Allahabad varsity: Four students ‘attempt self-immolation’

A day after a pupil allegedly tried to immolate himself on the campus, demanding the rollback of the alleged 400 per cent price hike by Allahabad University, 4 extra college students on Tuesday allegedly made self-immolation bid by dousing themselves with kerosene, and one other pupil consumed kerosene exterior the vice-chancellor’s workplace Tuesday, mentioned college authorities.

A 22-year-old pupil, in the meantime, climbed atop the college constructing allegedly with a fuel cylinder and lighter in his palms and threatened to blow himself up if the college authorities did not concede their calls for, they mentioned.

“Police force on the campus, however, thwarted their self-immolation bid, but they had a hard time convincing the student threatening to blow himself up to come down the university building. The condition of the student who consumed kerosene is stable,” mentioned college public relation officer Dr Jaya Kapoor.

A gaggle of scholars have been protesting a price hike by the college on the campus for the previous 25 days.

Station House Office of Karnalganj police station (Prayagraj) Ram Mohan Rai mentioned, “On Tuesday, the protest continued for around three hours. Students raised slogans against the university authorities at different places on the campus. Some students attempted to commit suicide but police team handled it tactfully. No student sustained injury or fell ill during the protest. No FIR was lodged Tuesday.”

The college authorities identified that the price has been hiked after 110 years because the inception of the college in 1922.